Kebabs in London – a late night revelation

Why have they given me a fork? Kebabs aren’t meant to be civilised!

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A pick-up line you will only ever hear in London

A romantic offer only Londoner could successfully deploy and fall for…

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Do you say ‘thank you’ to the London bus driver?

A simple trip on the bus makes an Aussie expat question her perceptions of what common courtesy is. Are Aussies more polite than Brits?

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Kitting out your new London digs: should you go new or second hand?

Most Aussies coming to London aren’t making a permanent move, so finding affordable options to fit out their new home is a must. There’s markets, and then there’s Argos…

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That moment when I realised London was my home

It took a chance encounter with a barfly and his dog at the pub down the road for this Aussie expat to discover he was a London local.

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It’s easy for an Aussie expat to pick up a London accent, innit

But don’t just think the expat affliction of acquiring an English accent is necessarily about contracting posh, clipped tones and a habit of saying yo-gurt, instead of yogurt.

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Got a spare 48 hours in wintery London? Here’s what to do…

A ‘not your usual whistle-stop tourist itinerary’ for the visitor to London, or just some great ideas for locals looking for something a little different to do to keep their cockles warm.

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Make money from your London home when you’re away

Travellers are discovering a whole new way of paying for their personal holidays or making money from their business trips.

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Loving London doesn’t prevent the occasional bouts of homesickness and culture shock

To any Aussie expat experiencing any kind of culture shock or longing for home, remember that you’re not alone. But don’t lose your patriotism, and don’t lose heart.

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You try not to just live with other Aussies and Kiwis overseas, but eventually it happens

Is it inevitable that you live with fellow so-called ‘Antipodeans’? Is this really such a bad thing?

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The best festivities for celebrating winter and Christmas in London

Particularly for us Aussies, a cold, wintery Christmas and the prospect of a white Christmas is extremely exciting and somewhat of a novelty. There are endless events and activities to immerse yourself into during the festive silly season in London.

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London is that real winter Christmas Aussie expats have only dreamed of

When the memory of Christmases spent in the UK become more and more distant, I will still be trying to recreate the magic in my pool room back in Oz, with the air conditioning cranked to the max, trying to convince anyone that will listen that sherry isn’t just for old ladies who play bridge.

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Camden Market: London’s hippest alternative shopping adventure

Enter the psychadelic, neon-lit, punktastic and bonkers world of the Camden Markets in London.

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Is the best people watching in the world on London’s Tube?

The London Underground offers what some aficionados might say is one of the world’s, if not THE world’s, finest people watching opportunities.

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Living in gloomy, rainy London: umbrellas vs hoodies?

Despite the traditionally romantic image of the English gentleman wielding a 48-inch, neatly gathered navy brolly, it doesn’t really match the reality on the London high street.

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